Section 2 boys basketball playoffs: Hudson Falls, Cambridge among opening round winners

No. 17 Hudson Falls went on a 23-8 run in the second quarter and held on for a 58-56 victory over No. 16 Cohoes in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B boys basketball playoffs Saturday, Feb. 15.

Riley Maddison netted 18 points, and Johnathan Beagle contributed 14 points for Hudson Falls, which led 32-23 at halftime. Troy Snyder and Jonathan LaSure each knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 18 points apiece for Cohoes. Hudson Falls advances to face No. 1 Schalmont Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Rotterdam.

In the other Class B opening-round game, No. 15 Greenville defeated No. 18 Broadalbin-Perth 71-51 to move on to the first round against No. 2 Glens Falls. Damien Fiducia netted 32 points for the Spartans, who led 22-11 after the first quarter. Keenan Mulholland sank five three-pointers to finish with 15 points.

Alexander DiCaterino scored 18 points for Broadalbin-Perth.

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In Class C, No. 16 Cambridge defeated No. 17 Saratoga Central Catholic 51-44 to advance out of the opening round. Nick Murphy had 16 points, Brian Hall chipped in with 14 points and Jeffrey Burke added 13 points for Cambridge, which plays No. 1 Lake George Tuesday.

Jordan Catone led Spa Catholic with 21 points, which included five three-pointers.

No. 18 Rensselaer edged No. 15 Berne-Knox-Westerlo 54-52, despite a 33-point night from the Bulldogs’ Zeke Pulliam. Salah Harris netted 15 points, and Amani Nixon added 10 points for the Rams, who will face No. 2 Hoosick Falls Tuesday.

No. 13 Fort Plain got past No. 20 Galway 62-57. Troy Butler scored 15 points, Ethan Reese contributed 13 points and Jaxson Yacowenia had 11 points for the Toppers, who will travel to No. 4 Chatham Tuesday. Mike Sowle paced Galway with 20 points, and Carter Scribner added 14 points.

No. 14 Hadley-Luzerne advanced to the next round with a 59-44 victory over No. 19 Duanesburg. Danny McMahon guided the Eagles with 17 points, while Jon Fraser and Donald Harder each netted 12 points. Hadley-Luzerne meets No. 3 Maple Hill Tuesday in Schodack.

Jakob Stahl paced Duanesburg with 15 points.

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